This Sunday, we continue our Easter celebration and turn to the Gospel of John, which gives us a different account of Jesus’ last words and time with the disciples before his arrest. Jesus tells his disciples that he will not leave them abandoned, that God’s love will abide. Not only that but the person of the Holy Spirit will be with them.
As we recognize UVA graduation weekend, an event felt every year throughout our community (and don’t forget that we have just ONE SERVICE AT 8:30 because of this momentous celebration), we will explore how this promise plays out in real life transitions. Together in worship, we also will seek the Spirit’s guidance in wisdom regarding our own community and time.
“This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees her nor knows her. You know her, because she abides with you, and she will be in you.”